Warning: SPOILERS for Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #2Contrary to a lot of young heroes, the new Blue Beetle shares his superhero identity with his family, proving that it’s not such a big deal.
Jaime Reyes is in a tricky spot right now in the DC Universe. He enjoys being the Blue Beetle. However, after he graduated from high school, Superman personally came by his graduation party in order to tell him that he’s grounded. Despite helping out big time during Dark Crisis, the superhero community has decided that Blue Beetle should stay out of the action until they can figure out what is going on with the Reach.
In Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #2 by Josh Trujillo and Adrian Gutierrez, Jaime has put superheroing behind him and is working at his family’s restaurant. He wants to get back into the superhero game, especially with a new Yellow Beetle causing havoc around the planet. But the superhero community, including his family, is rallying together to keep him grounded. So, Jaime’s family playfully teases him about being a superhero forced to serve tables at a drive and diner.
The Blue Beetle’s Family Rallies Around Him
When thinking of superheroes and secret identities, no hero comes to mind more than Spider-Man. For decades, he has made a humongous deal out of keeping his secret identity safe in order to protect the ones he loves. However, this has caused an enormous amount of problems for him and his family. He’s constantly letting people down like Aunt May and MJ, who just weren’t aware of what he was doing when he wasn’t around them. And despite all this, bad guys still managed to discover who he was and threatened those he loved.
Jaime Reyes is in a completely different situation. His family knows his identity and has rallied around his place as a superhero. In fact, them being aware of his superhero activities has allowed other superheroes to rely on them to keep Jaime grounded and out of action. Of course, Jaime isn’t too happy about this, but it allows a level of understanding and support that he otherwise wouldn’t have. If Peter Parker were in this situation, it would be very difficult for him to rely on family to keep him out of his webs. Also, it helps to have family members playfully tease him to break the tension that Peter is so known for carrying. Jaime doesn’t realize how lucky he has it that his family understands that his world as Blue Beetle is difficult.
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Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #2 is now available from DC Comics.